Halmahera blossom bat

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Halmahera blossom bat
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Chiroptera
Family: Pteropodidae
Genus: Syconycteris
Species:
S. carolinae
Binomial name
Syconycteris carolinae
Rozendaal, 1984
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Halmahera blossom bat range

The Halmahera blossom bat (Syconycteris carolinae) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae.

The bat is endemic to Halmahera and Bacan islands, of the northern Maluku Islands archipelago in Indonesia. It is an IUCN Red List Vulnerable species because: its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km²; it is known only from three locations; and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to intensified habitat destruction. A 2017 study ranked the species as the 8th highest research priority among island endemic bats based on conservation situation and current data availability.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Helgen, K.; Salas, L. (2008). "Syconycteris carolinae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T21184A9247354.
  2. ^ Conenna, Irene; Rocha, Ricardo; Russo, Danilo; Cabeza, Mar (2017-04-17). "Insular bats and research effort: a review of global patterns and priorities". Mammal Review. 47 (3): 169–182. doi:10.1111/mam.12090. ISSN 0305-1838.